Award winning mental health website gets modern makeover

by CWP News - 09 October 2019

A nationally recognised Child and Adolescent Mental Health website – created for young people by young people – has been refreshed and relaunched in time for this year’s World Mental Health Day (10 October).

www.MyMind.org.uk is local NHS Trust CWP’s dedicated website for young people across Cheshire and Wirral experiencing mental health difficulties. Originally launched in 2011, MyMind has won a litany of accolades over the years (including Health Service Journal Value in Healthcare and Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards) and been accessed by hundreds of thousands of people across the region and beyond.

With support from local young people from Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s (CWP) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), MyMind has now been given a modern makeover.

MyMind 2.0 – officially launched on World Mental Health Day – features a new and improved platform with a fresh new design, coproduced with young people. The site also gives specific focus to the key topics identified as most important to young people and their families: how to cope with mental health challenges, how to get help and what to do in a crisis.

MyMind 2.0 includes a host of interactive resources for young people, parents/carers and those who work with young people around the topics of Mood, Lifestyle and Relationships – as well as detailed information about CWP’s CAMHS services and other local and national support sources available.

Dr Fiona Pender, CWP Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Strategic Clinical Director for Children, Young People and Families, said: “MyMind is a resource we share with our communities to ensure that young people across Cheshire and Wirral feel fully supported during such a vital time in their lives.

“Coproduction is at the heart of MyMind. We’ve listened to what young people and families had to say about their emotional health and wellbeing and our new website has been driven by their voice. I’m so proud of MyMind’s success over the years and I’m sure our new and improved website will continue to have a massive impact across our communities.”

Sheena Cumiskey, CWP Chief Executive, said: “For years MyMind has been a leader in its field and I’m delighted we’ve been able to make it even better. Supporting our communities in a way that best meets their needs is a key feature of the NHS Long Term Plan and this is a fabulous example of this in action.

“I’d like to say an enormous thank you to everyone involved.”

CWP continues to invite feedback on the new MyMind website. To have your say visit www.MyMind.org.uk/feedback

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